Clara Belle Renshaw

16 March 1891–16 August 1973 (Age 82)
Maryland, United States

The Life of Clara Belle

When Clara Belle Renshaw was born on 16 March 1891, in Maryland, United States, her father, John William Renshaw, was 59 and her mother, Mary Catherine Moyer, was 24. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Morris Leonard Morrison. She lived in Bethesda, Montgomery, Maryland, United States for about 10 years and Montgomery, Maryland, United States in 1920. She died on 16 August 1973, at the age of 82.

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Morris Leonard Morrison
Clara Belle Renshaw
William Morrison
James Melvin Morrison
Mildred Louise Morrison

Spouse and Children

    Morris Leonard Morrison





    William Morrison


    James Melvin Morrison


    Mildred Louise Morrison


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Renishaw in Derbyshire, named from the Middle English personal name Reynold + shawe ‘copse’. The name is still found chiefly in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, and Lancashire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Clara B Morrison in household of Morris L Morrison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarah B Renshaw in household of John W Renshaw, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara B Renshaw in household of John W Renshaw, "United States Census, 1910"

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